Saturday, September 1, 2007

Job opp: Assistant director of CIIJ at SFSU

Assistant Director in San Francisco

Salary: Open
Type: Full Time - Experienced

San Francisco State University’s Journalism Department seeks an assistant director for the 17-year-old Center for Integration and Improvement of Journalism ( CIIJ addresses issues related to diversity and the news media through programs and research for students, journalism educators and journalism professionals. CIIJ strives to improve the Four Rs of the Journalism Pipeline: Recruitment, Retention, Revitalization, and Research. Founded at San Francisco State University in 1990 CIIJ believes that accurate and responsible journalism reflects the changing demographics of the society it serves. We develop programs and conduct research aimed at recruiting, retaining and revitalizing journalists and journalism educators. We seek to make journalism more inclusive from the classroom to the newsroom.

Candidates must possess a strong commitment to diversity in journalism, prior journalism or journalism education experience, excellent contacts in the profession and/or in journalism education; at least four years of professional and/or academic experience; previous teaching and/or managerial experience, ability to teach courses in diversity and journalism, at least a B.A. and an M.A. preferred.


-- Organization and performance of various administrative and technical duties in support of the day-to-day operations of this function including programming, fundraising and research
-- Providing journalism students with support services
-- Interpretation and application of specific operating policies and procedures in the organization, monitoring, and performance of related activities
-- Adherence to requirements and guidelines of the University Corporation, SF State and the Office of Research and Sponsored Programs
-- Preparation of applicable reports
-- Performance of other duties as required


-- Implementing a strategic plan
-- Managing CIIJ’s high school, career and research programs.
-- Fundraising, budgeting and planning
-- Developing curricula for use in college and high school journalism programs
-- Designing, implementing and revising CIIJ programs
-- Designing and leading workshops for students, professionals, educators
-- Supervising staff of students assistants
-- Working with a broad range of constituencies, including faculty and staff; SF State administration and Development Office staff; college journalism students; high school students; journalism educators; journalists; foundation and corporate representatives; the news media, and the public
-- Provide students with internship, scholarship and other career information including cover letter and resume critiquing.
-- Actively participating in journalism organizations and committees
-- Public writing and public speaking
-- Compliance with all University Corporation, SF State requirements and guidelines including grant reporting and budget requirements

Position open until filled. Email a letter of application describing your qualifications and interest in the position, a resume and three references to Cristina L. Azocar, Ph.D. Director, Center for Integration and Improvement of Journalism, San Francisco State University, 1600 Holloway Ave., San Francisco, CA. 94312-1722, NO PHONE CALLS PLEASE.

Preferred Education: Masters

NOTES: US Residents Only. Salary is commensurate with experience and includes an excellent benefit package.

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